Ophelia is now a tropical storm.
It is a Hurricane but has lost the status as it approaches Ireland - a tropical storm now.
It doesn't take away from the fact that there are going to be Hurricane force winds around on our South Coast.
Top wind speeds are going to be 130km/ph.
Met Éireann Meteorologist Haarm Luijkx says "people are still being urged to stay inside if they don't have to go anywhere."
— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) October 16, 2017